ternal life~ Deuteronomy 33:27
” The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, ‘Destroy!’
That he should live on eternally,That he should not undergo decay.
” He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.”
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
~1 Peter 5:10
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
~2 Peter 1:11
for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.
~1 John 5:11
And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
[ Vision of the Angel with the Gospel ] And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people;
|ETERNITY, what’s that? an endless space;
Ah! who can bear the thought what mind can trace.
The vast dimensions of eternity!
To which our souls must in a moment fly.
Eternity, how long! Oh! what a sound
Is vast eternity! my thoughts are drown’d
In that unknown, that boundless ocean! where
All time is swallow’d up, and days forgotten are.
Oh the amazing deep, can tongue relate.
Or heart conceive that vast unfathom’d state,
To which we mortals daily proximate?
How vast the scene! how certaion and how sure!
And this most boundless state will be our ure.
Eternity, this univocal sound,
It is a scene most awful and profound!
O think my soul, upon this endless space,
To which thou must repair, when once thy race,
Thy short liv’d race, is done; thou must be sound.
All swallow’d up, in that most boundless bound.
Sure we may say, all time is nothing, when
Compar’d with vast eternity! oh then,
Let me, while I have moments indagate
Concerning things of an eternal state!
But oh! alas! I mourn to think how oft
When I with angels, should hav soar’d aloft,
And contemplated on eternal things,
I have been chain’d to sense; and woe it brings.
But when the Lord doth turn my wond’ring eyes,
To view those infinite realities;
All earthly things do lose their pomp, and show,
Eternity presents itself to view.
Sure, nothing here deserves our meditation,
For all things here with speedy ambulation,
Precipitately pass, and fly away,
And hurry on to their destin’d decay.
But Oh! eternity will never pass!
But still continue, as it ever was,
A boundless, unconceiv’d, unmeasur’d state!
Vast and tremenduous, in its pond’rous weight!
Ah! who among the guilty sons of men,
Can think of this without emotion! when
We think, that we shall when our bodies die
Make a transition to eternity?
How soon we shall be call’d, to try the sea,
And boundless ocean, can’t be told: but he
Is blest, who’s ready for eternity.
But ah! our evil thoughts, which are innate,
They will not suffer us to ruminate,
Upon those things, which cause us to recede,
From earthly vanities, to which indeed
We are most fatally inclin’d: Therefore Lord!
Turn our minds, from earth, and we shall soar
Unto the glorious worlds, above the sky;
To the effulgent feats of bliss on high.
Where joys and pleasures are eternally.